Lorraine Vece LaTerza, of Hamden died peacefully at Connecticut Hospice, Branford on Sunday, April 10, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond R. LaTerza. Lorraine was born in Hamden, a daughter of the late Sabato and Julia Masotta Vece, and was a lifelong town resident. She was the bookkeeper at Craftsmen General Contractors of Hamden for twenty nine years, retiring in 2020. She was a long-time parishioner of St. Ann Church of Hamden, a member of the Columbiettes, Fr. Kavanaugh Council, Hamden, and a member of the “Club”. Lorraine is survived by three daughters, Kathleen (Leonard) Weisgable of Oxford, and Patricia LaTerza and Laurie (Todd Rake) LaTerza of Guilford, two grandchildren, Matthew Weisgable and Sofia Rake, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by three sisters, Marion Vece, Josephine Carboni and Eleanor LaBadia, and three brothers, Frederick “Fritz” Vece, Thomas Vece and Gabriel Vece. There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to go directly to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (St. Paul IV Parrish), 2819 Whitney Ave., Hamden for a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 13th at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lorraine’s name may be sent to Champions in Courage Foundation, P.O. Box 768, Huntington, NY 11740 www.cic16.org, or to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405, www.hospice.com. The Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven has been entrusted with arrangements. www.washingtonmemorialfh.com
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